Bentley Mulsanne gets an added dose of luxury for 2013


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Don’t you find the heading for this story funny? When Bentley go about making a car, it goes without saying that the word ‘luxury’ is taken care of.

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So how much more spoiled does one have to be to think that the flagship car from the German-owned-British-brand has to be even more luxurious? Well, Bentley think so and as a result has announced a new assortment of toys for the Mulsanne.

A new Comfort Specification includes new comfort headrests, footrests, duck down filled loose cushions and a new rear door armrest storage compartment introduced as standard. Bentley say that the ‘super-soft headrests are designed to fold neatly, avoiding any creasing of the hide’.

For those privacy lovers, Bentley has got something for you too. A new set of privacy curtains are now offered which can be controlled from the driving seat or rear compartment and the curtains are fully integrated into the rear doors and rear windscreen surround.

Now for the entertainment, a full menu of communication, entertainment and information, is available and aiding this are the rear picnic tables designed for an iPad and wireless keyboard. Once deployed, the picnic tables reveal a ‘smooth hide-trimmed’ writing surface, and at the touch of a button, the surface lifts to reveal a dedicated space for an iPad and keyboard, ready to connect to a web browser via the on-board Wi-Fi router.

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Also at the rear are twin, eight inch LCD headrest screens, a 20 GB hard drive and DVD player, so that you don’t get bored. (Of what?)

Exterior-wise, Bentley will now offer three new colors – Dark Cashmere, Portofino and Damson.

And finally, don’t you ever get bored of your luggage your car has to carry? Help is at hand. A range of bespoke Mulsanne luggage pieces hand made by Italian luggage specialists Schedoni are now available, says Bentley. The overall shape of the luggage is inspired by the ‘inner door panel design of the car’.

The Mulsanne with the added luxury will be shown at the Geneva Motor Show and the orders for the car will commence by April 2013.

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